Residencies for Artists
The Complex welcomes artists of all backgrounds to engage in their creative work at our space.
• 10,000 Sq Ft of Inspirational Creative Space
• 2 Large Movement Studios with Sprung/Marley Floors
• Private Music Practice Rooms
• Acting Studio
• Art Studio
• Artists create a custom residency to meet their needs
• Workshop / Teach / Engage with Students
• Creative Dialogue and Work Share with Artists
• Performance / Community Share Opportunities
Blakeley White-McGuire (Martha Graham Company) and Daniel Fetecua Soto (Limon Company) were in residence from November 12-15 as they developed a new work, taught class for our students, and engaged in a work-share with our company members.
About the Artists
Blakeley White-McGuire: New York-based dance performer, maker and educator/activist. Critically acclaimed as a Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2002 - 2016, 2017) she has embodied the most iconic roles of 20th century Modern dance to international critical acclaim. As a leading practitioner of Graham’s technique, she materially contributed to three historical re-imaginings, Ardent Song, Imperial Gesture, and Notes on a Voyage. Simultaneously and throughout her career, Blakeley has created with and performed in new works by 21st Century Contemporary artists including Jacqulyn Buglisi, Jayoung Chung, Martha Clarke, Sean Curran, Sue deBeer, Nacho Duato, Daniel Ezralow, Larry Kegwin, Michael Klien and Steve Volk, Lar Lubovitch, Richard Move, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Marta Renzi, Pascal Rioult, Luca Veggetti, Robert Wilson and Anne Bogart SITI/ Company.
As a dance-maker, Blakeley’s original works have been presented by The Museum of Arts and Design, Downtown Dance Festival, Dancers Responding to Aids, New Ballet Ensemble, Jacob’s Pillow’s INSIDE/ OUT, Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, Roxbury Arts Group, RAW, the Moving Beauty Series and the Martha Graham Dance Company in a collaboration for Graham II. Her writings expressing the 21st Century Dancer experience have been published by The Dance Enthusiast, The Huffington Post, Dance Magazine , Performance Research Journal, UK and A Life in Dance: A Practical Guide. Ms. White-McGuire is presently a contracted author of Bloomsbury Publishing for her forthcoming book on the Martha Graham Dance Company."
Daniel Fetecua Soto: Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer. A native of Bogotá, Colombia holds a BFA from Folkwang-University of the Arts, Essen-Germany, and has appeared as guest artist in Pina Bausch’s masterpieces, Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser. Fetecua has been a soloist member of the Limon Dance Company for ten years (2006-2016) dancing main roles in Jose Limon's master pieces. Daniel has also danced works by Jiry Kilian, Susane Linke, Rodrigo Pederneiras/ Grupo Corpo, Lar Luvovitch, Anna Sokolov, Doris Humphrey among others.
Mr. Fetecua is a master teacher of the Limon technique and reconstructor of Limon's repertory, faculty member of the Limon Institute and founder member of Limon4Kids program. Daniel Fetecua is the founder and artistic director of two dance companies: Pajarillo Pinta’o, a dance company that preserves and promotes the Colombian traditional dances through dance performance, workshops and classes and D-Moves, a contemporary dance project that combines Colombian traditions, Modern Dance and German TanzTheater. Daniel Fetecua is a longtime collaborator of Colombian composer and musician Pablo Mayor. Together, they have created "Amalgama", "El Barrio Project" and the educational residency Cumbia For Kids/Cumbia For All. Since 2008 has work with Native-Choreographer Rosalie Jones/Day Star for her work "Wolf: A Transformation", from whom Daniel has the rights to the piece for the performance, preservation and promotion. With Foundation La Espiral in Colombia, Daniel has create a training project of Limon technique and Limon repertory through workshops since 2009. Fetecua was recently hired as adjunct dance faculty at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts for the fall 2019. He is the producer and artistic director of LATITUDES DANCE FESTIVAL, a new NYC based platform to promote and present Latin American companies and choreographers from around the world
Daniel Fetecua is currently resident choreographer and board member of ID Studio Theatre a not-for-profit organization led by Colombian actor German Jaramillo. He is also a resident choreographer at Teatro SEA directed by Manuel Moran for which he has choreographed "Sueño"- a Caribbean take of Shakespeare Midsummer Night Dream and "La Gloria: A Latin Cabaret". For La Gloria, Fetecua recently won a HOLA award for Best Choreography. Other commissions include, the Connecticut Ballet, Opera Hispánica and Universidad Distrital of Bogotá. Grants awards include Harlem Stage Fund for New Work and NALAC (National Association for Latino Arts and Culture) Funds for the Arts.